Chicago 21" Hardened Steel Baton - Black:This Chicago 21" Tactical Baton comes with a black finish on the two extending steel shafts for a sleeker more subtle look. Measuring 21” at full extension, this baton is the medium size for this variety. Our friction locking Chicago Batons can be easily deployed with a strong outward swing & retracts by swiftly hitting the tip straight down on the ground. The handle comes in a rubber diamond textured grip that helps maintain control under extreme conditions. Also included is a Nylon Baton Case fitted for your baton.
Only carried it like a week and a half. Full time security field super here. Belt pouch and rod is holding up to major punishment so far. Love the grip. Get the 21” , 16” is too short and the weight difference is minimal. Can’t beat this for the price.
When this baton locks in extended mode it does not want to retract. I've oiled the friction areas, and it's still pretty darn hard to retract. And I'm giving it a hard hit on the tip on a hard surface.
But it basically lives in my car or bike in the event of some lunatic road rage, and I'd rather not go lethal. So the day I need it I'll probably not be too concerned about closing it. I am thinking about maybe the NEX baton though, might be a nicer upgrade.
Arrived as stated. Well built product. Holster is an added benefit.
The price was very reasonable and seems to be of good quality. Since I have never owned or used an extendable baton I can't say much more than that.
I received my Chicago baton promptly and in perfect condition.
The quality appears to be better than the telescoping batons I was issued by a private security company.